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CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 10:00am EST
to put on events like this that add to the cultural life that we all enjoy in this great city. so so thanks to them. [applause] and in a way that's what we're here to talk about this afternoon, the triumph of this city and all the cities, the triumph of the city, that's the title of harvard economics professor ed glaeser's book. it's about what's made cities around the world great, about the challenges that they have had to overcome and still face. we're going to talk about b that in a few minutes in the special context of this city with our panel, and we'll take questions from you as well later. but, first, to launch us off with a presentation, here's the author, professor ed glaeser. [applause] >> thank you. thank you, bob. and thank you all so much for being here. i'm so enormously flattered that you've decided to take time out of your saturday afternoon to come and talk about, about cities. i'm also particularly grateful to the boston book festival for including this book. i, like i think every single one of you, love books, and i'm just thrilled to be part of this amazing thing
SFGTV2
Dec 26, 2012 4:30am PST
and tunnel 2, provide most of the city's water supply. they run hundreds of feet below manhattan, far deeper than the subways. built at the beginning of the 20th century, they are concrete-lined and bored through solid rock. they could last centuries. but the mechanical equipment within them will not. engineers in the 1950s discovered rust on the tunnel's valves. there were concerns that if they closed the valves for tunnel inspections, they may never open again, leaving new york city without water. so they chose to keep them open. as a result, there has not been significant inspection, maintenance, or repair of the tunnels in decades. no one knows their current condition. hurwitz: currently, city tunnel 1 and city tunnel number 2 would be feeding each half of the city. so you'd lose half the city if you didn't have a replacement. narrator: without half of its water supply, the city would shut down. for nearly 40 years, new york has been in the process of constructing a solution. man: this project is water tunnel number 3. we started on this project in 1969. i'm a sandhog. i've been a sandho
SFGTV2
Dec 29, 2012 8:30am PST
man: water is essential to the economic viability of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it down, to do something to it, is very difficult. narrator: two massive underground tunnels, called simply tunnel 1 and tunnel 2, provide most of the city's water supply. they run hundreds of feet below manhattan, far deeper than the subways. built at the beginning of the 20th century, they are concrete-lined and bored through solid rock. they could last centuries. but the mechanical equipment within them will not. engineers in the 1950s discovered rust on the tunnel's va
SFGTV2
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
: philadelphia was the first american city to develop a water system and to take on as a municipal responsibility water delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water now comes from the delaware river, early engineers found that development along the waterfront was causing pollution. so their search led them to the nearby schuylkill river. philadelphia developed technologies to pump water from the river into the city. these technologies established engineering concept
SFGTV2
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
across america, cities and towns, homes and businesses all depend upon one basic resource. modern civilization and life itself would be impossible without it. woman: okay, so today, we're going to look at how do we get our water? narrator: and today, it's a matter of simply turning on the tap. so often, we forget about the value of water. water is a commodity that is essential to life. 100 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine turning on the tap water. and now, it's an expectation. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets th
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 1:00am PST
by phone. >>> gangs and guns, a deadly mix in chicago that's getting more dire by the day. the city marked a grim milestone this week, 500 murders so far this year. it was a shooting on the city's west side thursday that pushed the number to 500. police say a 40-year-old man was shot in the head outside a convenience store. another troubling number, 270, that's the number of children who have been killed by guns in chicago in the last five years. back to this year's 500 homicides. that's up 50% from last year. it is the highest the murder rate has been in the city since 2008. it was 512 then. what's going on here? some say it's a police problem, that chicago police are simply outnumbered and outgunned. unable to handle the influx of kids who want to kill kids to make some cash or to climb the social ladder in chicago gang life. or is it a gun problem? the city has some of the toughest laws on the books. but the chicago police department says 87% of the homicides this year are a result of gun violence. so let's talk. joining me tonight for this conversation, tio hardiman. and harold pollack
KCSMMHZ
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
in the palestinian city. tourists are flocking there. but palestinians are being left out in the cold. nhk world has more. >> reporter: the streets now littered with christmas lights. this is the church of the nativity, the birthplace of jesus christ. this christmas time there are many pilgrims from all over the world trying to celebrate the christmas in the holy land. the church holds midnight mass every christmas. palestinians last year saw their state become a full unesco member. this led to the church's designation as a world heritage site. partly thanks to that, bethlehem welcomes yearly 20% more tourists this year. >> it's really weird to see that that is the place where christ is supposed to be born. that is really nice an it's a really pretty church. >> reporter: new hotels are going up one after another, and business has souvenir shops. this store even hired a russian employee to serve a growing number of visitors from a country whose economy is growing rapidly. tour groups are common. under israeli rules, palestinian guides cannot go to the airport to meet tourists. they are not allowed to
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
and pennsylvania later on. i slide further to the east, notice the snow hitting the city of cleveland, pittsburgh, buffalo, burlington, a lot of snow in interior new england. we're looking at over a foot of snow. a couple of inches for new york city and boton. if that's not enough. we have severe storms right now sweeping across the southeast. these are the same storms that brought the tornado you saw pictures of earlier to mobile, alabama. we're not done yet. frequent lightning strikes, in georgia. luckily, today, a smaller geographic area, but a busy day, people heading back to the stores and traveling today. right here across parts of south carolina and parts of north carolina, are you seeing the threat of severe weather and the eastern half of georgia, jacksonville, florida. if you are driving in the region, please make sure you are aware of damage. we have mountain snow out west. a really unsettled weather pattern and unusual for this holiday week. alina. >> have you been very busy, bone eschneider. >>> other top stories, wleerning about that guy that killed firefighters on christmas eve mor
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 5:15pm EST
in the 1970s in "season of the witch: enchantment, terror and deliverance in the city of love." in "quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking," author susan cain examines the benefits of an introverted personality. david drayly looks at 1862 and the actions of abraham lincoln in "rise to greatness: abraham lincoln's most perilous year." and in "full body burden: growing up in the nuclear shadow of rocky flats," kristin iverson investigates the nuclear weapons plant that was located near her childhood home. for an extended list of links to various publications' book selections, visit booktv's web site, booktv.org or facebook.com/booktv. >> and another update from capitol hill as reporters wait here for word from lawmakerrers in closed-door meetings on the fiscal cliff. an update via twitter from chad pilgrim of fox news, reid's remark that he had made a counteroffer was off-the-cuff response and that there was no counteroffer, and "the washington post" quoting senator joe lieberman saying he'd be shocked if a deal was struck today. we'll bring you continuing updates
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
the entire city safe. >> reporter: mccarthy's plan includes holding gang members in custody, taking back specific street corners where drugs are solding and using gang information to predict and stop retribution killings, but he says he needs more help from the community. >> law enforcement is not going to solve the gang problem in chicago. law enforcement is not going to solve the gun problem in chicago. law enforcement is not going to fix the educational system or the poverty rate or any of those other things. >> get close to home now, starting to get late, boys. >> reporter: one thing we noticed was the amount of children on the streets after dark. >> you guys about to go in the house, right? we got to get them home where the parents can help us a lot. >> we need the parents to step up a little bit more and take ownership sincerely of their children and raise them a little bit better. >> stay here. >> reporter: at one point they pull over two men driving a car with illegal tailpipes. >> you got a license. >> they approach with caution and end up being clean, no tattoos, just two young
KRON
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
stainless steel with 18% chromium..which they believed was the industry standard. the city hired outside experts who ultimately concluded 9 chrome provides an "inherently safer design" with that the city of richmond went ahead and issued permits for the repair of crude unit 4. the chemical safety board said "we will not endorse or object to that decision" city councilman tom butt said he believes chevron "covered all their bases" and says ultimately no pipe will last forever which is why they must be "rigorously inspected on a regular basis." and catherine chevron says it is pleased the permits have been issued so they can proceed with the repairs. and get back to full production the lot of this is happening right around the christmas holiday. not with just a bang but with a whimper. >> catherine: so dan how long do we think these repairs will take? >> the okay. is there right now but they're hoping to get this done and the first quarter. chevron has said they hope to have repairs completed in the first quarter of next year, which means by april >> catherine: they two, dan. thank you --
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00pm PST
, a deadly mix in chicago that's getting more dire by the day. the city marked a grim milestone this week, 500 murders so far this year. it was a shooting on the city's west side thursday that pushed the number to 500. police say a 40-year-old man was shot in the head outside a convenience store. another troubling number, 270, that's the number of children who have been killed by guns in chicago in the last five years. back to this year's 500 homicides. that's up 50% from last year. it is the highest the murder rate has been in the city since 2008. it was 512 then. what's going on here? some say it's a police problem, that chicago police are simply outnumbered and outgunned. unable to handle the influx of kids who want to kill kids to make some cash or to climb the social ladder in chicago gang life. or is it a gun problem? the city has some of the toughest laws on the books. but the chicago police department says 87% of the homicides this year are a result of gun violence. so let's talk. joining me tonight for this conversation, t.o. hardiman. and harold pollock joins us as well. welcome
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm EST
people. can you talk a little bit about how that works in a city? >> yeah. well, first of all, i've had lots of conversations with people who, quote-unquote, have made it, and when they were in tough times from famous people like tyler perry who was homeless, living in a car, to people i know throughout my community who have got, broken drug addictions, who have dealt with brutal, brutal hatred because they came out of the closet at a young age. all these stories. and it's amazing to me that everybody, including tyler perry, has these stories about how one perp's small act of -- one person's small act of kindness was a difference maker for them. and it gives me chills to think that the biggest thing we actually do on any given day probably could be a small act of kindness to someone else. and so the vulnerability and fragility of life you really get to see up close and personal in cities like ours here in new york and ours in newark, new jersey, and how it doesn't take that much effort to be there for a kid. and i see, and i was very happy during sandy, we were able to do some things th
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 2:00am PST
with for today. we are looking at very heavy snowfall and rainfall around coastal areas. new york city dealing with that in the overnight still dealing with that there. that's the story through long island and massachusetts. as we head inland where temperatures are cold enough you are getting that snowfall. up state new york, vermont, new hampshire accumulating across the road ways. we have a number of winter storm warnings in effect across northeast and new england. most of these are in effect through tomorrow morning. we have a prolonged period of time of heavy snow, heavy rain and strong winds gusting over 30-40 miles per hour. >>> maria molina. thank you very much. >>> top 5@5:00 those are the top stories coming up. it was senator daniel inouye's last wish to be succeeded by colleen hadabusa but kneel abercrombie instead pinted his lieutenant governor. >> i made the decision with the full confidence that brian's appointment is in the best interest of the party the state of hawaii and the nation. >> he was aboard air force one with president obama who has been vacationing in hawaii. he is e
KRON
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
in the community to where people trust the police. he says that in la that was another major problem the city was dealing with when he got there. he's hoping to turn >> it is the lack of confidence on part of the public that the of the police department is not confident on dealing with the growing crime problem. >> reporter: he was a former police commissioner in the new york and boston he is ready to meet the challenge of oakland. >> might challenge was that it was a very small police force for a very large city. we were able to implement change and that the crime rate has gone for 12 consecutive years. >> reporter: he also says that the public's opinion about the police force and willing to turn that around that around in oakland as well. j.r. stone kron 4 news. >> oakland is 400,000 it has seen the 130 murders. the most in five years. oakland has about 400-thousand residents. it's seen 130 murders.most in five years. one of every three-thousand people were killed in san francisco's populationit has seen 67 murders.that's up 34 percentso one in every 12-thousand people were murdered this ye
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
overnight. the winter weather earlier in the day, quickly moving up the east coast. at new york city and boston, the bull's-eye right now. not havethe wind will really begin to increase, and we could have went gusts up to 35-40 m.p.h. all the warnings have been canceled for the immediate metro. if your travel plans ticket to the wewestern allegany, still the potential of additional snowfall. gradual clearing for the evening, 34-40, the wind increasing. the wind chill factor will decrease. by tomorrow morning, the wind chill factor in the teens across much of the region. coming up, what to expect new year's eve into 2013. >> for the second time in less than a week, we're talking about a fire in greenbelt, md., out with a report. unfortunately, this one claim somebody's life. >> the greenbelt fire chief is going door to door, making sure that residents are protecting themselves against worst-case scenarios. >> it is a board to have a working smoke detector and keep the batteries there. unfortunately, we had a fatality. if an elderly woman was killed, two other injured friday night. >>
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
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KRON
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
getting to foster city. >> south bound 101 is problem free for all of you coming out the north bay. no accidents. maybe areas of dense fog. the drive is 22 minutes out of novato into the city. >> thank you erica. >> an 18 year old man is in critical condition this morning after being shot several times at the pittsburgh bay. bart station. >> this was a scene in the parking lot or the shooting happened. police received reports of the shooting as before 7:00 last night. the victim was transported to john muir medical center with life-threatening injuries that needed surgery. >> police have not yet located the gunman. >> service was stopped last tie for about 45 minutes office make sure the shooter was not getting away on the bart train. >> bart trains also held in concord at reports of a man with a gun at the station. >> the police acted because ms. delays last night on the pittsburgh bay. live in both the san francisco and pittsburgh directions. >> this report for unrelated to the earlier shooting at the pittsburgh station. service is expected to run regularly to day. >> police shoo
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
. >> good morning to everybody out on a windy day in new york city but nice day. and back to talk more about leonardo dicaprio. >> and he bloodied himself and the blood was real and he just kept going. >> new year's resolutions around the corn information a lot of folks. many people put on the list, lose weight. get in shape. from vegetables to desserts to health trends to get in shape. >> if you're looking to throw a more family friendly new year's eve bash, not really your cup of tea. >> i'm sorry for scowling at you. >> we do have ideas if you want to include the kids when you bring in 2013. >> looks kind of fun with the donut. >> throwing a donut, on board. >> we want to send it first to natalie on the newsdesk and for top stories. >> good morning, everyone. a poufwerful winter storm makin its way across the country has now turned deadly. mike seidel is in cheektowaga, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: we had 11 inches of snow so it has ended for now. keep in mind this city averages 8 feet a season but only had 6 inches until late yesterday afternoo afternoon. >> snow, high win
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 8:00am EST
. it was a big story. thiokol my staff. guess what i am doing? but it was a powerful thing. one of 14 cities in america with a food policy director and we had done a lot of work when trying to expand affordable health options. i said this is a great thing. we could not only raise levels of compassion and understanding and dispel that stereotypes about snap and things that are on snap and focusing ted -- focus instead on changes week could be making an t mobile level to address food and security and nutrition and expand more healthy options. that is what we are doing this week. we also have to think of our society as a whole. and security guards in my office, we were talking with them because some of them were making $7 and change and many working overtime to make more money to solve problems like snap, we are allowing many of our employees especially behind the curtains. the curtains blocked the sex and love section. it is like in 711, the line across the magazine's. you guys should put your book on the second aisle. >> we should have called it 50 shades of homelessness. >> it would have sol
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
street since early november. adam shapiro live in our new york city newsroom from fox business network. adam, how will wall street react come monday? >> that is everybody's question right now. but already you can take a look at what's called the fear index. the volatility index. the vix. you can see it's at its highest level since july. and investors are nervous because we still don't know what the actual tax ramifications are going to be going into 2013. there is a real potential. you could see people trying to get out of this market on monday in order to avoid perceived higher income taxes. higher taxes, capital gain taxes because we don't have any clear picture yet on what reid and mcconnell might be crafting. >> harris: wow. people getting out of market suddenly. which companies stand to lose if that happens? >> this is a really interesting list of companies that was actually compiled by goldman sachs. we were reporting this today. these are companies that get 50% of their sales, or more, from the u.s. government. deals of the government. lockheed martin, granted construction. grum
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
, parts of pennsylvania. what we will see is it will mix in with another storm. new york city, south connecticut, and south of boston going to get the biggest snow totals. let me show you what you can expect in the way of snow totals. the pink area is two to five inches, broad brush in pennsylvania. see that maroon spot south of boston, that's where we get the five to ten-inch area. near a foot south of boston locally. it's going to be an interesting one here at the airports. boston and new york included, in heavy delays today. and you have moderate delays back here. detroit, chicago, some cold and some wind going to affect them. los angeles will have rain. so, it doesn't just stop on the east coast. we have travel trouble in other places. but on the roads, anywhere in the pacific northwest could be a little slippery. and certainly, with this storm, again, from ohio all the way to maine. back to bianna. >> a travel nightmare for so many people. ginger, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to the desperate, last-ditch effort to try to keep the country from falling off the fiscal cliff,
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm EST
for certain businesses like snowplowing businesses. then we have rain, plain old rain around new york city. at times you have seen snow mixing in. not expecting much by accumulation. by friday lingering snow showers across northern parts of new england. if you are doing travel through syracuse watch out for reduced visibility. attention turns to the next storm that we will be tracking across the country. informative stage ace cross the west. we are going to pull in some moisture from the gulf of mexico. developing low looks like this on friday bringing rain showers to little rock and even some thunderstorm down around mobile, alabama, where just yesterday, of course, we have that tornado touch down. then the low will move to the coast and we are likely to see snow from new york back towards pittsburgh and even cincinnati and plain old rain showers from norfolk all the way down through atlanta and florida. keep that in mind if you are doing any travel and along i-95, winds will be picking up with this one as well. and as we head towards sunday, a blustery day for places like boston, your hi
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
that shut down interstate 40 joust outside oklahoma city. texas got a double dose of bad weather, a 25-year-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy h
MSNBC
Dec 25, 2012 2:00am PST
'll keep our fingers crossed. thank you, dillon. folks outside the upstate new york city of rochester are still in shock in morning after a twisted holiday tragedy that will left two firefighters dead and two others hospitalized christmas eve. chris pallone has this one. >> reporter: a sleepy vacation community northeast of rochester, new york, is in shock after a gunman lured firefighters to a neighborhood and shot them. investigators in webster, new york, say four firpths responded to reports of a house and car on fire around 5:30 monday morning. two in a fire truck, two others in their own cars. >> it appears that it was a trap, that there was a car and a house that were engulfed in flame. >> one of the men was able to retreat to safety after being s.w.a.t. a s.w.a.t. team in an armored vehicle retrieved the other three. toe tas kaczowka and mike chiapperini were dead. police evacuated at least 30 people from the area and seven homes were damaged or destroyed. the shooter was found shot dead near the scene. police say he killed himself identified as william spengler, a man with a l
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 2:30am PST
>>> this morning on "first look," secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. details ahead. >>> looking over the fiscal cliff, is a last second deal even possible? >> kim kardashian and kanye west expecting a baby. new year's eve preps and the new york giants open their hearts to the families of newtown, connecticut. >>> very good morning. nice to see you this morning. we begin with secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from a consuggestion so suffered earlier this month. she's being treated with blood thinners and doctors will northern the medication over the next two days. the 65-year-old clinton fell and suffered a concussion when she fainted while home alone in mid-december as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. she planned to return network this week. it's crunch time on capitol hill. senate and house negotiators have a few crucial hours to come up with a compromise to avert the looming fina
SFGTV2
Dec 28, 2012 5:30am PST
there was all this traveling from one city to another because later when i got my ph.d. from tulaine university and i went to the irish channel. it's interesting, the irish history connected with new orleans. so the o'reilly family has been in louisiana for centuries. in cuba, nobody remembers him but it was the street of calle oreilly, famous until the 50's for its banks and bookstores. it was one of the favorite streets of (inaudible) secretary of the spanish count of fernandino, my grandfather, another irish man feeling at home in havana. there, at the busy corner of calle street and oreilly was a cafe bakery owned by a catelan. it was described by many foreigners, in particular british and irish who lived in havana at the time, as one of the best order and most elegant cafes in the world. its large door led to a main floor with a fantastic stone floor. i saw it in the 50's, i was very little but i still was there in the 50's, and have a fountain that all that water really produce a refreshing sound that drown the patrons' loud conversations. but what made dominica famous, according to some
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 7:00pm EST
jobs and community. new york's times square is best- known for hosting the city's new year's eve celebrations. tonight, the countdown is on to 2013. ruben ramirez braved the crowds for a behind the scenes look at the preparations. >> reporter: the new 2013 sign is up, the ball drop has been tested. the revelers are gathering. it's a celebration new york city style. >> we've got neon trees, carly rae jepsen, taylor swift, jury from univison, the million dollar quartet. >> reporter: jeff straus is the president of countdown entertainment. the evening's festivities are part of a public-private partnership between his firm and the city of new york. >> you've got our costs, you've got the cities costs, it's a lot of money, but it's also one of the biggest events in the world. the promotion that new york city gets from times square new year's eve when the world is watching. that's priceless. >> reporter: and, that means lots of eyeballs for marketers. the big sponsors tonight, nivea, toshiba, philips and the ball's maker, waterford. >> first and foremost. this is a civic event and we n
WETA
Dec 31, 2012 6:30pm EST
is best- known for hosting the city's new year's eve celebrations. tonight, the countdown is on to 2013. ruben ramirez braved the crowds for a behind the scenes look at the preparations. >> reporter: the new 2013 sign is up, the ball drop has been tested. the revelers are gathering. it's a celebration new york city style. >> we've got neon trees, carly rae jepsen, taylor swift, jury from univison, the million dollar quartet.trffisau s ts hee president of countdown entertainment. the evening's festivities are part of a public-private partnership between his firm and the city of new york. >> you've got our costs, you've got the cities costs, it's a lot of money, but it's also one of the biggest events in the world. the promotion that new york city gets from times square new year's eve when the world is watching. that's priceless. >> reporter: and, that means lots of eyeballs for marketers. the big sponsors tonight, nivea, toshiba, philips and the ball's maker, waterford. >> first and foremost. this is a civic event and we needed partners who understood that the civic nature is the priorit
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 2:30am PST
of new york city. the paper's editor said while they knew the database would be controversial, "sharing as much information as we could about gun ownership in our area was important in the aftermath of the newtown shootings." >>> and now that senator john kerry has been nominated for secretary of state, the focus is shifting to his potential replacement in massachusetts. senator scott brown, who was defeated last month by elizabeth warren, appears to be the clear choice for republicans. a poll conducted before the selection of kerry found brown dominating the field. the wbur poll also shows the senator topping any democrat by eight points. brown is yet to say whether he plans to run in the special election. as for the democrats, it's only clear who's not running right now. ted kennedy jr. was floated as a possible contender, but he says he's not interested. kennedy said he was grateful for the offers of support, but he considers connecticut to be his home, leaving the door open for a potential future run in that state. and actor and director ben affleck isn't ready to leave hollywood. t
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
forces are approaching the city. the president said it is a deteriorating security situation. the evacuation comes in the wake of criticism of the obama administration's in telling -- handling of the situation in libya. >> former president george h. w. bush is out of the intensive care unit into a regular hospital room tonight. he had been in the hospital since november 23 from a bronchitis-related costs. he was moved to intensive care before christmas after developing a fever. he is the country's oldest living president. >> new information into a plane crash that killed four people in russia. what happened to another airplane from the same airline just days ago. >> why an attorney for a new town massacre survivor says the state of connecticut is to blame. if >> how of >> we're learning more tonight about the crash of a russian airplane in moscow. four people were killed after the red wing airplane broke into pieces and caught fire while landing. four people were hurt. your plane rolled off the runway into a snowy field. another red wing airplane went off the runway in siberi
NBC
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
far this season. in new york city itself, this is not a big storm. it looks like one to three inches. the roads because it hasn't been all that cold so far this season should be under control. then you go back up into new york state. there will be pockets of heavier snow with about sick x to nine inches possible. same for northern pennsylvania. there will be spots that pick up higher snowfall totals. this is not a huge event, we're not talking about a lot of wind with this system, but it does still look like parts of southern new england will pick up most of the snow from the system. carl? >> thanks. we'll get to the national forecast in a few minutes. >>> meantime, lawmakers in washington are desperately trying to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff today, hoping to avoid steep spending cuts and tax increases. kristin welker is at the white house where the president had a high-profile meeting with congressional lawmakers on friday. good morning. >> reporter: carl, good morning to you. all eyes are on the senate this morning as majority leader harry reid and minority leader mcconnell tr
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
kelly and bill hemmer will bring it to you live from sometime square -- times square in new york city this coming monday. >> that's does it for us, thanks for watching. "studio b" with shepard"studio r starts now. >> the news begins anew on "studio b." the major winter storms that unleashed heavy snow and tornadoes on christmas now barreling towards the northeast. the travel delays are racking up fast. details on that ahead. the tornado threat still in effect for parts of the south after a record number of twisters rocked that region. we'll have much more on that in a moment. >>> plus, the president cutting his holiday vacation short to try to hammer out a deal on the fiscal cliff. where do we stand with six days to go? that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." first from fox at 3:00, winter weather threatening to cause travel problems for people getting home after the holidays. some states dealing with snow, thunderstorms and tornadoes. check out this twister that touched down in mobile, alabama last night. >> oh my god, look. that's a tornado. oh, wow.
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
the corners. we were out on corners all across the city. >> yeah, you would be on all night every weekend. >> absolutely. trying to stand in the kwa of violence on friday, saturday and sunday nights. we also are engaged in a task force against gun violence in new york city right now where we've allotted $5 million to go towards gun violence prevention. in atlanta, they had to shake off the violence campaign where they're working in schools. reverend charles williams has been working on this issue. we have been engaged for many years in dealing with this. >> let me ask you this. you come as the executive director for us with a personal commitment because in our communities of minorities, we have a disproportionate problem of assault weapons and many of it coming from members of our own community. and you've personally had to deal with this? >> well, absolutely. my son's father was murder in the third degreered ten years ago at the hands of an illegal weapon. and i also deal with victims through my work on a consistent basis. >> i've been working recently with the mother of floyd morgan and
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
, but, remember, it's a nuisance. 1 to 3 inches for the metropolitan new york city area. and we could see heavier snow for areas of new england. in fact, take a look at computer models, forecasting between 6 to 8 inches of some areas of massachusetts, rhode island, and this will impact travel likely. for today, light snow falling in the chicago area that will impact travel across the midwest. minneapolis, detroit, all of the cities face potential drelays today. the wind still a factor today as it was yesterday. stormy conditions down south. more nasty weather as we wrap up the holiday week. >> just when you thought it was over. all right, thank you so much. >>> homicide detectives in new york city are looking for a woman who pushed a man off a subway platform, right into the path of an oncoming train. the victim died last night after he was hit by a number 7 train as it pulled into a stop in queens. >>> nypd surveillance shows the suspect running away from the station there, see her there? before the incident the woman was seen walking back and forth on the platform, apparently talkin
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
of a very violent morning in the city. >> and a chase ends in a deadly crash in the streets of oakland overnight. what we learned about the person that was killed. >> we're live in the south bay where police will be on the look out for drunk drivers. we'll tell you about a new bill that targets offenders. >> cloudy skies out there and cold, cold, mostly cloudy. but any rain with this system, we'll talk about that and what could be insolves too. time for mornings on 2. >>> good morning welcome to mornings on 2. >> good morning. it's friday december 28th and homicide investigators are looking into the death of three people. in less than two hours this morning two people were shot and killed and a woman was stabbed to death. alex has been following the story since 4:30 this morning and joining us with the latest. >> it was a very busy morning. officers found a woman stabbed to death inside a second floor unit at this apartment building. investigators still on the scene here at the building at 5800 walnut street. a sergeant here on scene told me a short time ago that a man has been taken i
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
back on its feet after it was walloped by the blizzard. this city, brought to a virtual standstill. the storm dumping more than seven inches of snow here. >> there we go. >> reporter: residents struggled to dig out. whiteout conditions across the lower midwest states. in southern illinois, a foot and a half of snow. in cleveland, ohio, freezing rain turned to snow. cancelling about 80% of flights in and out of cleveland. in arkansas, power lines snapped, leaving nearly 200,000 customers in the dark. and in the south, devastating tornadoes, causing panic as they touched down. this surveillance video taken at a walgreen's in mobile, alabama, shows a tornado ripping through the parking lot. inside, terrified customers scrambling for cover. from texas to alabama, at least 34 tornadoes rumbled across the area. this twister had winds of more than 110 miles per hour. flattening this church and anything unlucky enough to be in its path. until this morning, the storm is bearing down and creating havoc in the northeast. in new york city, wind gusts of nearly 50 miles per hour. upstate, in bu
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
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FOX News
Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
to local reporter in what city? cards up, please, the answer is a, nashville. >> really? >> bill: yeah. where did i start? no one cares. not that they don't know. >> east sandwich. scranton, pennsylvania. >> to pica, kansas. >> bill: where did you start maccallum. >> here in new york city. >> bill: tough one. where else would i start? >> little market. 1992. what song did he use to appeal to the hipper audience? ♪ >> bill: all right, heart break hotel, doocy got it right. >> appeal to the younger audience. >> bill: younger audience elvis song. when they liked elvis they were young. >> i get it but you know, it wasn't exactly a hip song at that time. >> bill: something really strange is happening. doocy has got them all right. he is four for four. you can't beat him. >> dave garaway was the first host of the today show on nbc. he famously had a look. don't forget now i'm looking at you. no i'm not looking at you. take your mouth out of my kiddi? >> bill: is he at a chimpanzee retirement center of course is he. located where? cards up please, come on, let's go. >> if i'm a chimp i want
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
, bob beckel, eric bolling, greg gutfeld. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> andrea: they're back. many of the key players returned to washington after the christmas break. president arrived back and senators back, too. one person isn't spotted yet on the beltway is house speaker john boehner and harry reid took him to task for it earlier. demanding that he bring the chamber of commerce back to session for a deal to be struck. >> the house of representatives with four days left aren't here with the speaker having told them he will give them 48 hours' notice. if we go over the cliff it will be with the knowledge that could have been done with a single vote. >> andrea: boehner's spokesman said reid should talk less. the speaker insists the senate should ask first for members to reconvene on sunday. we can go off the cliff. pass the obama tax cut and reinstate the sequester cuts to things like he likes like the national institute of health and cut the defense budget. put republicans in the corner to say you want to bring a bill to the floor? be my guest. am i right? >>
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am PST
with a lot of heavy rain . that has since moved off shore. we are see snow shower necessary new york city and snow in portions of upstate new york and across the state of pennsylvania. how much snow are we talking about in the i-95 one-two inches in philadelphia. rain will be mixing inment and we'll not see as much in philadelphia . new york city. two-four inches . westbound, suburbs in new jersey can be looking at more snow with 4-5 inches forecast and in roadway -- rhode island and massachusetts. four-inches of rainfall . this is it looking at dangerous driving conditions. wind chill advisories are in affect. we have winter storm warning because of the wind and amount of snowfall we are looking at. >> if you are staying inside on a weekend, it is not too bad but for the travelers it is it you rough. >> stay in. thank you maria. >> they are used to performing in bigger venues. but the oakridge boys put on a show for one of their biggest fans. >> ♪ "amazing grace". >> they phoned it in for former president george h. bush. >> mr. bush was commander in chief of general norman schwarzkoph.
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
may have led to those stabbings. >>> and new york city police have arrested the woman they say pushed a man onto subway tracks as the train was arriving killing him. prosecutors charge erica menendez with murder as a hate crime. she allegedly told police she shoved the man in front of an oncoming train on thursday because she hates hindus and muslims because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. the victim, sunando sen, was from india. >>> and finally, changing subjects here, talk about quick thinking. a small boat was caught on camera as it went up in flames on the bank of a lake in new zealand. no one on land could reach the boat, but watch as another boat on the water speeds by creating a wake, clever thinking there, huh, enough to drown out the flames in one shot, but the boater made a couple more passes to make sure that the burning boat was extinguished, and apparently it worked. >> quick thinking. >> pretty quick thinking. now you can a slightly used boat in new zealand. i'm sure very cheap. half off or more. >> all right, ron, thanks. >>> well, we are happy to say there's very good n
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 2:00am PST
. but you can see from boston back into hartford, right down into new york city, it's all rain at this point. we did have a line of heavy thunderstorms move through new york city last night, producing torrential downpours and very gusty winds, but look at some of the snowfall totals so far. there are so many areas from new york through pennsylvania back into ohio that have already picked up a foot or more of snow. in connecticut, we picked up about six inches of snow before it did change over to rain, which it's going to stay as all rain at this point, but we do still have winter storm warnings and advisories posted, now mostly across central and northern new england, where we are still looking at additional snowfall accumulations. and look at that all across northern vermont, areas that want it, especially in the ski resorts, should pick up more than two feet of snow. the purple area is where we should see a foot or more, and areas back across massachusetts only an additional inch or so, especially inland areas where it is still all snow right now. as for wind gusts, the jersey shore, brick
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 12:00am EST
around you. ♪ that there's the guy who gets his salsa from new york city. new york city?! [ male announcer ] only pace has that big, bold kick. anything else just ain't right. pace. grab the southwest by the bottle. dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight -- ted danson, from "game of thrones", emilia clarke, and music from larry g(ee) with cleto and the cletones. and now, here's jimmy kimmel! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hi. how you doing? hello, everybody. i'm jimmy. i'm the host of the show. thanks for watching and thanks for showing up. i tell you something, we were off last week. it's starting to get christmassy around here. the fake wreaths are hanging. the lattes at starbucks are spiced. the holidays are upon us and won't get off us. we're exactly two weeks away from christmas right now. it's time to start practicing your pretending to like a gift face. christmas is a major operation for me. i buy hundreds of gifts and i buy them all myself. people think i have an assistant. i do but he doesn't do anything for me. he does some things for me, believ
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm PST
injuries. a boy from daily city is dead from a grizzly traffic accident that took the life of a woman from glendale. the two died last night in pasadena after an suv running from police blew through a red light and smashed into the mini-van they were riding in. two adults and a teenager from daily city in the -- daly mini-van were injured. all of those in the suv were arrested and being charged with murder. >>> well, while you are out taking advantage of holiday sales, thieves are hitting the malls in large numbers too. they take full advantage of crowded stories during the holiday season, but three days before christmas police nabbed a group of shoplifters caught on video. you talk about outrageous, watch this. it is from alan wang. >> police say if you look closely the a these women, their bags were completely empty when they entered the gymboree store in laurel heights. >> and then they fill it up in the store and then they run outside the store and make away with the merchandise. >> they were arrested after police say they stole from the gymboree and then walked a few doors down and tr
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